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Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

Millenium Development Goals #3

Chelsea Chan

on 9 March 2013

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Transcript of Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women By Chelsea, Elisabeth and Alicia Facts you need to know What has/ the UN done/doing? Things that have worked Bibliography Where does the UN stand? Target 3.A ...continued Goals Goals and Targets Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferabably by 2005, in all levels of education no later than 2015

This means that the UN want to get rid of gender inequality in all levels of education, no later than 2015 For girls in some regions, education remains elusive
Poverty is a major barrier to education, especially among older girls
In every developing region except the CIS, men outnumber women in paid employment
Women are largely relegated to more vulnerable forms of employment Women are over-represented in informal employment, with its lack of benefits and security
Top-level jobs still go to men — to an overwhelming degree
Women are slowly rising to political power, but mainly when boosted by quotas and other special measures Provided money directly to girls and their families for tuition and other costs
Developed a "Gender Equality Seal" that aims increase gender equality. By 2006, 117 companies have obtained the Seal
In 2005, the Kyrgyz Parliament had no women. By 2008, Kyrgystan had the highest proportion of women in Parliament Gender Equality Fact Sheet. (n.d.). Retrieved March 6, 2013, from United Nations: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/MDG_FS_3_EN.pdf
Millennium Goals- Gender Equality. (n.d.). Retrieved March 7, 2013, from United Nations Organization: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/gender.shtml
United Nations Millennium Campaign - Goal 3 - Gender Equity. (n.d.). Retrieved March 7, 2013, from Youtube: Trained 919 women candidates in political campaigning and governing
Supported the participation of women in politcal process in Rwanda, where women make up 56% of the Parliament
Installed diesel-run generators in rural areas, reducing 2-4 hours of work for women such as fetching water
Helps women in Vietnam to get credit and training
Supports teacher training and the development of learning materials
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women has supported 304 programmes in more than half of the countries in the world
Provided technical skills and equipment to 500 women Access to education still remains unequal
In regions such as sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia, only 67-76 girls ratio 100 boys in school
Poverty is the main cause of unequal access to education
Women and girls are forced to spend many hours do chores such as fetching water
Women are paid a lot less than men
Globally, only 1/4 of senior officals/managers are women
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